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20th July 2007, 07:20 PM
hi guys, we have a gig coming up in a poolside club..wondering if anyone had any interesting ideas for the space..there is a big white wall along one of the sides that we are projecting on.. but i really wanted to experiment with either a tensile fabric sculpture hung over the pool on which we could project or any interesting idea that uses the water (i guess that would mean projecting onto the water or something like that...)
any help would be greatly appreciated..this is our first gig in a club and we are having to also pay for the equipment first time around :-( rookie blues!
20th July 2007, 11:18 PM
Hmmm,,, if you run your projections on the wall you could simply focus a gelled par can or two into the water so you get some nice textures on your sculpture.
21st July 2007, 10:30 PM
A friend of mine has done projections onto a screen installed at the bottom of the pool. The projector was positioned just above the pool. From what he told me, there was a sequence with a whale that was really nice. He also told me that the refracting effects of the water (with swimmers in it) were looking really nice.
22nd July 2007, 06:43 AM
And make sure all your kit is "waterproofed", esp. the power connections.
Nothing more annoying to electrical gear than the unwanted presence of water, and also to clients. Both pool and pool-side. Keep as many of the lines off the floor as possible, and arrange some sort of screen for your control desk; it might be away from the pool, but that won't stop an attendee with soaking wet hair messing up your day.
Safety comes first, your own and the guests.
22nd July 2007, 11:18 AM
thanks guys! that seems pretty interesting and possible...the gig is on tuesday and i will send a link for the video when its done..cheers
23rd July 2007, 09:30 AM
I have fond memories of a spanish lampy putting the lighting bus bar next to a pool full of kids.
one kick and you would have had 300 amps going into the water.
I wouldn't recommend hanging electrical equipment above a swimming pool.
23rd July 2007, 06:58 PM
We had very good installation of 1.5 m airballons floating on surface of the pool. Wide projection made nice layered reflections on the bottom of the pool and surface of the water and cieling with sharp balloons in between.
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